David West named AP Player of the Year

He also garners most All-American votes, while Amy Waugh is crowned nation's 3-point champion | April 4, 2003

David West was named National Player of the Year by the Associated Press on Friday, April 4, one day after he became the University's first First Team Associated Press All-American. West has also been awarded the Oscar Robertson Player of the Year Trophy by the United States Basketball Writers Association this year, and has also been named the Player of the Year by Basketball Times magazine and was tabbed as the 2002-03 National Most Valuable Player by collegeinsider.com. He is also one of five finalists for the John R. Wooden Award that will be given out on April 12. His selection as First Team All-American was done in convincing fashion, as the senior forward garnered the most votes among the players chosen. Also, Amy Waugh, a senior guard on the women's basketball team who led the nation with an average of 3.6 three-point goals per game this season, was crowned the nation's three-point shooting champion at the 15th annual ESPN college slam dunk and three-point shooting championship on Thursday night at the men’s National Collegiate Athletic Assocation basketball tournament in New Orleans. Waugh defeated a field of seven other women to be the female champion, then won a battle of the sexes by beating men’s champion Darnell Archey of Butler, 17-14, to be crowned the overall three-point shooting champion. The entire contest will be rebroadcast on ESPN at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, April 5. Waugh set the University's single season record this season by connecting on 107 three-point baskets. This marks the second time in three years that a University player participated in the event. Two years ago, Nicole Levandusky took part in the competition in Minneapolis.